Tequila vs Mezcal

How can two spirits made from the same plant produce such a range of flavours?

Two Great Spirits. Endless Complex Flavours.

Whether it’s smooth, sweet or fruity, every tequila has a unique character. Mezcal’s smoky mouthfeel is distinctly different again. Read on to learn more about the where and how tequila and mezcal are made – and why you can taste the difference.


Tequila, which can be produced in five states in Mexico, is made by steaming piñas from Blue Agave using a brick oven. Some tequila is then barrel aged, and the choice of barrel changes the flavour. Tequila is distilled twice.


Mezcal is typically aged less than tequila and the flavours come from a different varieties of agave. The piñas are roasted in a deep earthen pit, and it’s the days-long roasting process using wood fire that gives mezcal its smoky signature taste.


At a glance: Tequila Vs. Mezcal

Tequila is Produced In


Mexican states

Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Tamaulipas

Mezcal is Produced In


Mexican states

Durango, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas.

Industrial and
Artisanal Processes

1 Agave Species Blue Weber

Time taken to mature: 6-8 Years

The Artisanal Process:
100% Handcrafted

25+ Agave Species Espadin, Tobala, Salmiana and more

Time taken to mature: 6-30 Years

Harvest. Shredding.

Distilled to Perfection

Before bottling ready for you to experience and enjoy.

Steamed by brick
oven or autoclave.

Roasted in earthen

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